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BMCC Ranks Among Nation's Top Community Colleges

October 5, 2016

The Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC/CUNY) continues to rank as one of the nation’s top colleges for awarding associate degrees, according to the 2016 Community College Week (CCWeek) Top 100 associate degree producers report released on September 30, 2016. The rankings are based on data from the U.S. Department of Education.

BMCC ranks #11 among all community colleges in the total number of associate degrees in all disciplines it conferred. That is the same spot BMCC held in the 2015 ranking.  When combined with four-year schools, BMCC ranks #19 among all U.S. colleges that confer associate degrees, up by one from the #20 ranking in 2015.

BMCC also ranks as a top associate degree producer across a range of disciplines and vocations including its criminal justice program which ranks #2 among U.S. community colleges and BMCC’s computer & information sciences support systems, which ranks third in the number of degrees conferred nationwide.

Ranking Among Diverse Populations

Among all U.S. community colleges that award associate degrees to diverse populations, BMCC ranks:

#5 All minority students

#3 African Americans

#11 Hispanics

#11 Asian Americans

Among all U.S. community colleges and four-year schools that award associate degrees to diverse populations, BMCC ranks:

#10 All Minority Students

#7 African American Students

#16 Hispanics

#11 Asian American Students

Ranking Among Academic Programs

Among all U.S. community colleges that award Top 50 Associate Degrees, BMCC ranks:

#2 Criminal Justice and Corrections

#2 Protective Services (Homeland Security/Law Enforcement and Fire)

#4 Business Management, Marketing, Related Services

#3 Computer & Information Sciences Support Systems

#3 Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Systems

#5 Education

Among all U.S. community colleges and four-year schools conferring Top 50 Associate Degrees, BMCC ranks:

#5   Criminal Justice and Corrections

#7   Protective Services (Homeland Security/Law Enforcement and Fire)

#8   Business, Management, Marketing, Related Service

#7   Computer & Information Sciences Support Services

#9   Education

#8   Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Systems

Community College Week ranks colleges based on the number of associate degrees granted annually. The overall rankings are based on a combined list of two- and four-year colleges; as such, the rank overall may differ from the rank among community colleges. The data are collected by the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics, through the Completion Survey of their Integrated Postsecondary Education Data Set, known as IPEDS.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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